United Hebrew Congregation, 13788 Conway Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 | 314-469-0700


Chanukah, meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the Chanukiyah, a special menorah for Chanukah; unique foods, latkes and jelly doughnuts; and special songs and games.

2022 Chanukah Schedule

Mascots and Menorahs
Monday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us in the UH parking lot for a Chanukah candle lighting with the UH clergy and Fredbird® and Louie, mascots for the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues!


Chanukah Shabbat and Consecration
Friday December 23

5:45 p.m. – Latke Bar
6:30 p.m. – Chanukah Shabbat and Consecration

Join us for our annual musical Chanukah  Shabbat celebration. We will begin the service with the Chanukah candle lighting.  This Shabbat we will also bless the newest students to our religous school program. The service will be followed by a sufganiyot oneg.



Chanukah Blessing Sound Files

Chanukah Candles 1

Chanukah Candles 1 – Read

Chanukah Candles 2

Chanukah Candles 2 – Read



Shehecheyanu – Read

For more on the history and traditions of Chanukah click here.